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Chameleon Restaurant

1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 0362
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rijsttafel” (67 reviews)
“tapas” (56 reviews)
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Asian, Indonesian, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The see food tasting menu (40 euros) had no flavor at all and the wine is served not in its original bottle but still you pay 25-30 euros for it. The food was bad I'm sorry, maybe bought frozen and heated up?

1  Thank Sigridur O
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

From start to finish, the whole experience was top 👍 from the friendly helpful attentive atmosphere to the tasteful delectable food leaves me with lovely memories. Can't wait to go back when I'm in Dublin again

Thank SecretLOC
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thanks so much for your kind review, we really do appreciate it! See you next time, Carol & Kevin ;-)

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My favourite restaurant in Dublin. A feast of different dishes. There was six of us and everyone had a different favourite. Lovely decor, atmosphere and staff. Strongly recommend. The set menu choices are great. Very reasonably priced for what you get. I will be back.

Thank marybrohan
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's the only place like it in Dublin. The food is so flavoursome that your palate thinks it has died and gone to foodie heaven. There's no such thing as food envy as you can share all the plates with your friends. Nice n cosy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant based on a friend's recommendation. Such a pleasant surprise with interesting flavors and ambience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rijsttafel places are hard to find around. NYC has one. This one has a small upstairs and downstairs--very intimate. This place serves all the courses at the same time and places on warming trays to keep them hot. We got one meat and one veggie....More

Thank rebecca m
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your review, we're really glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Hopefully we will see you another time! Carol & Kevin :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and 6 other girls went to Chameleon for dinner last Thursday. It was delicious. We chose from the set menu which had a Vegetarian, meat or Fish option. We opted to go for two of each. Everything was delicious and so fresh. We got...More

Thank Niamh N
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much, Niamh, you're very kind! We can't wait to see you again, Carol & Kevin :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to The Chameleon and it didn't disappoint. My wife and I shared the Vegetarian menu which had a good selection of dishes and was great value for what we paid. The service was also good and our server very helpful...More

Thank French_Green
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a wonderful room for a meal, staff are friendly, attentive and well informed. The food isn't as consistently good though; the short was superb as was the lamb curry and the prawns. The banana leaf fish and fish cake were under seasoned. The veg...More

Thank CC_Eile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last night and we shared the 3 different set menus between 3 of us . Food just kept coming and coming , there was plenty to feed us all and then some. Everything we had was fab and so full of flavour. Staff...More

Thank annmarie00
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That is just lovely to read, thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you again, soon. Carol & Kevin :-)

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Average prices
USD 35
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 0362
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Chameleon in Temple Bar is an intimate, ambient restaurant that specialises in Indonesian rice-table (set menus) as well as a large selection of tapas dishes with the flavours of South East Asia, from Javanese short rib to our super tasty steamed bao to free range chicken satay to our delicious desserts, all made in-house! Since opening in 1994, its owners, husband and wife team, Carol & Kevin have made a point in using as much locally sourced Irish produce as possible, including only using free range Irish chicken and locally caught, seasonal Irish fish.Chameleon is ideal for a romantic get together or indeed, for your birthday party or Christmas party, as they can cater for groups of up to 40 in our private dining rooms. 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2013 - 2017
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